Mar 02, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Conference Room A Council Bluffs Public Library Description
#WhatIFoughtFor ~ Veteran / Refugee
In today’s global refugee crisis, 65 million women, children, and families have been forced from their homes. The overwhelming majority of U.S. citizens have never even met a refugee, much less had a personal connection with one. But there are those among us who have.
Veterans have seen the devastation of war. Many of them have worked in communities around the world that have suffered from violence and oppression. They understand why refugees flee their homes, and that refugees want the same safety and opportunity for their families that we do.
#WhatIFoughtFor aims to tell those stories and build support for American leadership to protect the persecuted.
Presented by a panel including:
Rick Burns, Army veteran, co-founder of Omaha chapter of Veterans for American Ideals, and founder of Karadah Project International.
Emily Lindsey, commissioned Marine officer and member of Starbucks military hiring regional taskforce “The Armed Forces Network.”
Mariam Adams, Iraq native, former interpreter, and SIV refugee.
Shafiq Jahish, Afghanistan native, former interpreter, SIV refugee, and current UNO student.
The #WhatIFoughtFor exhibition will be on display at the library throughout the month of March.
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